What’s Your Wedding Dress Style?
Are you getting ready to venture out into the world of wedding dress shopping, but aren’t sure where to begin? I’m sure you have a rough idea of what you would want your dress to look like, chances are, if your are anything like me, then you have been dreaming about it since you were a girl. However, just know that it can be incredibly overwhelming to begin with, especially if you aren’t sure about the different wedding dress styles and silhouettes available to you and the differences between them. If you don’t know your Empire-Line from your Ball Gown then this is essential reading before you head off to your first bridal boutique.
The Empire-Line gown is the perfect choice for a bride who considers herself pear-shaped, since it does well to conceal your hips. The skirt emerges from below the bust line, and simply skims over the stomach and the hips, creating a straight flow all the way from your bust to your feet.
The great thing about the ball gown is that it can work for almost any body type. It works particularly well if the bride in question has a fuller bust since the dramatic skirt smooths out from the hips, making the waist look much smaller and creates a better balance of body proportion. This happens to also be the same style wedding dress that Cinderella wore to the ball… in case you fell in love with that movie as a little girl like I did.
If you are looking to show off your curves during your big day, like myself and most women, then a mermaid gown could well be the choice for you. It is more fitted than other dress styles, and will flare out at your knees or even lower, but if you can pull it off then it is much more beneficial. This happens to be our top wedding dress style for 2016!!
The trumpet gown on the other hand flares out much higher, usually around the hips. This then creates a semi-full skirt but without all the extra weight and bulk. It slightly resembles the bell of a trumpet, which is where the name comes from.
As you may have guessed, this dress style resembles the shape of the letter A. It does this by hugging tight to the torso at the top, before opening up into a flared skirt towards the bottom. This dress can be incredibly flattering for all body styles, especially those with a fuller bust.
Finally we come to the sheath gown. Perhaps not as popular as the others in the list, but can still look incredibly flattering on certain brides as it hugs the entire body tightly from top to bottom. This style tends to be more popular with destination weddings or perhaps more casual wedding ceremonies.
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